Casio EX-Z150 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-Z150


Review posted 10/9/2008


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The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150 is an 8.1 Megapixel digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens that can shoot as wide as 28mm (equivalent). This is a compact model sporting a stylish and durable metal exterior. To combat camera-shake, the EX-Z150 employs an anti-shake function that compensates for blur by actually moving the imaging element (also called sensor-shift). Of course, this model also incorporates high sensitivity anti-blur feature, which reduces blur by raising the camera's sensitivity and therefore increasing shutter speeds.



EX-Z150 Zoom Features:

  • 8.1-Megapixel effective CCD imager
  • 4x "Wide" optical zoom covers 28 - 112mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Stylish, durable and light-weight metal body
  • 3.0-inch TFT color LCD, 230,400 dots (960x240)
  • Face Detection technology for sharp portraits
  • Mechanical image stabilizer
  • 22 "BEST SHOT" scene modes for various shooting situations
  • Attach audio memos to still images at capture or later.
  • Movie: Motion JPEG AVI
  • 9-point autofocus system with selectable AF modes: Multi or Spot AF.
  • ISO sensitivity from 64 to 1600
  • Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
  • Flash Range Normal: approx. .49' to 10.50' (W), approx. 1.97' to 4.92' (T)
  • USB 2.0 (Full-speed) data transfer to PC or Mac computers.
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery for up to 280 shots.
  • 17.9 Megabytes of internal memory and SD/SDHC/MMC/MMC Plus card slot for memory expansion.
  • DPOF and PictBridge compatible.


The EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z150 is available in black, green, pink, red, or sliver finish with a suggested retail of US$199.99. The kit ships with a Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM .


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Casio Exilim EX-Z150

Casio Exilim EX-Z150

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Casio Exilim EX-Z150

Casio Exilim EX-Z150





Casio Exilim EX-Z150

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EXILIM CARD EX-Z150 SPECIFICATIONS

Number of Effective Pixels
8.1 million
Image Sensor
1/2.5-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels
8.29 million
File Format
Still Images JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording) WAV format (monaural)
Built-in Flash Memory (Image area)
17.9MB
Recording Media
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels
Still Images
3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176 (3:2), 3264 x 1840 (16:9),
2816 x 2112, 2304 x 1728, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Movies 640 × 480 (HQ/Normal, 30 fps), 320 × 240 (LP, 15 fps)
Recording Capacity(when set at maximum image size)
Still Images Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 3 shots (Fine) / 7 shots (Normal) / 10 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB Approx. 210 shots (Fine) / 392 shots (Normal) / 578 shots (Economy)
Movies Recording Time Maximum Recording Capacity per File: 4GB
Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 11 seconds
SD Memory Card 1GB*1 Approx. 11 min. 43 seconds
Operating Speed
Power on to First Shot - Approx. 2.0 seconds
Shutter Release Time Lag - Approx. 0.05 second
Shot to Shot Time - Approx. 1.5 seconds
Normal Speed Continuous Shutter - Approx. 0.8 second intervals
Lens
Construction 7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F2.6 (W) to 5.9 (T)
Focal Length/35mm film equivalent f= 4.65 to 18.6mm (4X) / Approx. 28 to 112mm (4X)
Focusing
Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Spot, Multi
   
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Auto Focus Approx. 15.75"  to ∞ (W)
Macro Approx. 5.91"  to 19.69"  (W)
Infinity Mode infinity (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 5.91 " to infinity (W)
Exposure
Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type
Shutter Speed
CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Auto 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Night Scene (BEST SHOT) 4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture
F2.6 (W) to F7.7 (W), auto switching
White Balance
Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)
Still Images Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions
BEST SHOT Included: 22 scenes
YouTube™ Capture Mode Included
Face Detection Included
Voice Recording Included
Self-timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range Normal: approx. .49' to 10.50' (W), approx. 1.97' to 4.92' (T)
Monitor Screen
3.0-inch TFT color LCD, 230,400 dots (960x240)
Timekeeping Functions
Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function Included
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals
USB/AV port
USB
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-70) x 1
Battery Life
Number of Shots Approx. 280 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous Playback Approx 4 hr. 20 min. (still images)
Continuous Recording Approx. 4 hr. 50 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions (excluding projections)
3.81" (W) x 2.26"  (H) x .79  (D)
Thinnest part: .74"
Weight (excluding battery and accessories)
Approx. 4.44 oz
Bundled Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord,
USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM

NOTE: These Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.



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